ArchiveLee to Obama: Don’t Push Churches to Support Gay MarriageGolden Webb·December 11, 2013· Share Sen. Mike Lee authors a bill that would block any attempt by Pres. Obama to use his executive power to force churches and other nonprofit groups to recognize gay marriage. Reports the Washington Examiner: “It is concerning that we have people in this administration who think that religious liberties are just not that big of a deal,” the Utah Republican told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday. President Obama promised to respect religious liberty in his statement on the Supreme Court’s June decision to overturn parts of the Defense of Marriage Act in Windsor v. United States. “How religious institutions define and consecrate marriage has always been up to those institutions,” Obama said. Lee thinks federal officials could work around that promise by trying to revoke the tax-exempt status of churches that support traditional marriage.